Resources: Food Safety on the Web
This area is your reference to information on the Web addressing a variety of topics for certified dietary managers — from foodservice management to human resources to medical nutrition therapy. Many of these resources are Web pages. A few are in pdf (Adobe Acrobat) format. If you do not have Acrobat, you can download it free from: www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/readstep.html
Do you have a favorite website relevant to foodservice management? To suggest websites to add to this directory, please contact the ANFP webmaster.
Centers for Disease Control • www.cdc.gov/features/handwashing
Why is handwashing important?
Centers for Disease Control — Foodborne Illness Facts & Figures • www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol5no5/mead.htm
FDA Bad Bug Book • A complete reference to bacteria, viruses, parasites, and toxins that can cause foodborne illness. http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/FoodSafety/FoodborneIllness/FoodborneIllnessFoodborne
FDA Food Code
The Food Code provides the basis for many state and local food regulations. It is also the primary reference for ANFP's food protection education resources. This web page provides information about the Food Code and access to the most current Food Code as well as previous editions.
2013 FDA Food Code: http://www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/retailfoodprotection/foodcode/ucm374275.htm
FDA Food Code Adoption • http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/GuidanceRegulation/RetailFoodProtection/FoodCode/UCM374510.pdf
To find out which states have adopted the FDA Food Code, check this website. A chart also shows types of establishments affected, so that you can see whether the Code is being used as a standards for schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and much more.
FDA — Managing Food Safety
A Manual for the Voluntary Use of HACCP Principles for Operators of Food Service and Retail Establishments: a practical, step-by-step guide to implementing HACCP
FDA Recalls • www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html
Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts web page
This list includes the most significant product actions of the last 60 days, based on the extent of distribution and the degree of health risk.
FightBac! • www.fightbac.org
Sponsored by the Partnership for Food Safety Education, this site provides a wealth of information for foodservice professionals and consumers.
Food Protection Connection • www.anfponline.org/CE/food_protection.shtml
Brief articles on a variety of food safety and news topics, reprinted from Nutrition & Foodservice Edge magazine.
Food Storage Information • www.fmi.org/consumer/foodkeeper/
A great reference to storage times and requirements for many foods developed by Food Marketing Institute.
Gateway to Government Food Safety Information • www.foodsafety.gov/
An informative website that includes: news and safety alerts, consumer advise, industry assistance, national food safety programs and much more.
Iowa State University Extension Food Safety Project • www.extension.iastate.edu/foodsafety/
An excellent website offering food safety lessons, reference to common pathogens, HACCP & food law information, news, and links to more food safety sites.
Iowa State University HACCP Demonstration Plans • www.iowahaccp.iastate.edu/sections/foodservice.cfm
Sample plans and prerequisite programs are provided for developing HACCP-based systems in foodservice operations.
JCAHO Sentinel Event Alert • www.jointcommission.org/sentinel_event.aspx
Infection control related sentinel events.
Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition • www.jifsan.umd.edu/
This institute was created through efforts of the US Dept. of Health & Human Services and the USDA. Its purpose is to coordinate planning for food safety research and foster effective translation of research results into practice.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration • www.osha.gov
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service • www.fsis.usda.gov/
USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service — Food Safety Educator • http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/home
Complete issues of this newsletter are on-line. The newsletter addresses food safety issues and government efforts in easy-to-read terms, and offers links to new information and resources on the Web.
USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service — Recall Information Center • www.fsis.usda.gov/Fsis_Recalls/index.asp